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Re: How high are the bugs?
Thanks for the warning, Paul - we went in well prepared (permethrin on pants and shirt, headnets, and Bio-UD spray did the trick. Saddlebag Lakes area and Conness lakes were thick with mosquitoes,...

In Post-Trip Reports » How high are the bugs?
July 01, 8:58pm

Re: Review: ZPacks Duplex
John - I posted pics in the MYOG forum (the thread is entitled "netting construction questions for MYOG tent"). And yeah, I might rethink the door closure system if I camp in winter wi...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 01, 7:48am

Re: Re: MYOG zipless, floorless tent
Roger - Well, I have a feeling that the bargain silnylon is worth about what I paid for it; it feels awfully flimsy in comparison to things I have bought made of presumably better grades of siln...

In Make Your Own Gear » Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
June 29, 7:08pm

Re: Re: Duplex for the win!
Hmmm, guess I might have to create an offshoot, the TPSDOC (tickled pink semiduplex owners club) since my recently completed MYOG silnylon shelter that borrows heavily from the Duplex design. For ...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
June 29, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
That is a great idea, Cameron, especially for a small shelter like the Deschutes. I am thinking of making a solo shaped tarp like Aaron's 4 yard shelter next, and I think I may add netting lik...

In Make Your Own Gear » Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
June 28, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: peters headnets
Peter uses black nylon tulle for his nets; as he says, it may not keep out all noseeums, but will keep mosquitoes at bay - so it is sufficient for where I hike. It's far more breathable and no...

In GEAR » peters headnets
June 28, 3:38pm

MYOG zipless, floorless tent
OK, Roger, here goes... I finished the netting about 90 minutes before setting out from home on my trip last week - or as Mom would have said, it was "sewn with a hot needle" (i.e., so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
June 28, 12:27pm

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In User Test Forum » test
June 28, 11:43am

Re: Re: Re: How bad are the sierra mosquitoes right now?
Just got back from Saddlebag/Conness lakes area above 10,000 feet. There were a lot of mosquitoes, but with permethrin treated nylon shirt, pants, and hat plus a headnet, dealing with the bugs eve...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How bad are the sierra mosquitoes right now?
June 27, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Re: How bad are the sierra mosquitoes right now?
That should keep them from biting, mostly, along with some sort of repellent, shouldn't it? But it might not be peaceful. Craig, what did you have for bug protection?. I'm just hoping t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How bad are the sierra mosquitoes right now?
June 24, 1:16am

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm